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Feb 19th 2020, 3:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By hnd

Re: Carrying your passport everywhere

We each carry colour photocopies of our passports and MM2H visas with us at all times. We also have copies saved on our phones and also on a flash drive which is in the same small pouch as the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 31st 2020, 12:49 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,461
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

@ MCT2KL, we were more than happy with GGL in Muscat and with Allied Pickfords at this end in KL. As I explained above, we used GGL in Muscat because they are/were (don’t know if they still are) AP’s...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 21st 2020, 2:54 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to Dubai

You’re guessing Palm Jumeirah but you don’t know. How can anyone give an idea of expenses when you can’t even say where the job is?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 4th 2020, 1:16 am
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By hnd

australians face new property CGT liability

saw this on another BE forum and thought I’d put it up here for any Australians looking in
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 16th 2019, 12:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By hnd

Re: Vietnam

It might be worth asking on the Malaysia forum. The ‘bored’ isn’t all that active but we have quite a few friends here in KL who have work connections in HCMC - somebody may be able to help.
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 7th 2019, 3:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,461
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

We have used Allied Pickfords (or their local associates) for our moves from UK to Dubai (2005), from Dubai to Muscat (2012 - associate companies used in Muscat, most recently Golden Global...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 6th 2019, 1:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,461
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

An update for those who may be interested

Our container left Oman on 11th September and arrived in MY last Friday, 27th September. We were contacted by Allied Pickfords on Wednesday, 2nd October...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 27th 2019, 6:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By hnd

Re: £50 notes

Change your Scottish notes to Bank of England notes if you can before you travel. Even if you find a BdC who will accept them you will get a less advantageous rate than for a Bank of England note. ...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 2nd 2019, 9:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By hnd

Re: Fact-finding visit to Penang

You could always have a look at the Penang Trip Advisor forum. There’s lots of information which you would probably find useful in the Top questions section to the right of the page.
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 27th 2019, 8:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By hnd

Re: The Pirate Coast

Jawasmi, otherwise known as Qawasim or Qasimi

ihttps://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/anglo-qawasim.htm
Forum: Middle East
Aug 22nd 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2019, 9:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,183
Posted By hnd

Re: Tourist arrivals.

Maybe apartments like these?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7369089/New-York-condo-owner-busted-converting-ONE-apartment-building-nine-illegal-units.html
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,183
Posted By hnd

Re: Tourist arrivals.

... or kitchens - you know, with hobs and ovens
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2019, 6:40 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,183
Posted By hnd

Re: Tourist arrivals.

Same thing happening here in Muscat. “China Malls” popping up everywhere full of rip-off tat, and their rudeness is, quite simply, mind-boggling.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 18th 2019, 12:43 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,183
Posted By hnd

Re: Tourist arrivals.

In another article, in Arabian Business, Abu Dhabi and Muscat came 13th and 18th respectively in a list of the world’s 50 friendliest cities.
...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 13th 2019, 4:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By hnd

Re: Sur, Oman-Liquor Store?

It’s been a while but we have stayed at The Sur Plaza Hotel and they served alcohol. It’s managed by Aiken Spence (Sri Lankan company) and, having bumped into one of the chefs and chatting to him,...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 12th 2019, 1:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By hnd

Re: Sur, Oman-Liquor Store?

As far as I’m aware there are no liquor stores in Sur. However, you could try calling oua and asking them

http://www.ouaoman.com/

On a couple of occasions we got talking to other couples in...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 3rd 2019, 10:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By hnd

Re: Malaysia Departure Tax

But, with Changi charging just over equivalent of US$36 departure tax, and the cheapest departure tax to Asean countries being around US$2 there wouldn’t be any saving would there bearing in mind the...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 23rd 2019, 3:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By hnd

Re: S1N Tax in Oman

This was a very legit company but they outsourced their HR/visa stuff to an agency and that was the result. Anyway, the job was [email protected] (trying to sort out previous c0ck-ups) and our friend jacked it...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 23rd 2019, 2:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By hnd

Re: S1N Tax in Oman

Another thing to think about. Make sure that you get a “proper” visa. Have a friend who came over last year working in oil & gas as a senior Ops Manager for a large company (not going to mention...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 23rd 2019, 1:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By hnd

Re: S1N Tax in Oman

You’re welcome - and I concur! As an aside, the last two times we’ve come into Muscat through the airport they haven’t had any Silver Blue in the duty free shop. Plenty of all the other Marlboro...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 23rd 2019, 11:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By hnd

Re: S1N Tax in Oman

From memory, around OMR22 in Spinneys for a carton of Marlboro Silver Blue last week.
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,135
Posted By hnd

Re: Haematologist in KL

To answer my own question, we got in touch with Prince Court via their website and got an appointment to see Dr Muhd Zanapiah Zakaria - commonly known as Dr Zak. On the day, the procedure was as...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 20th 2019, 8:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,461
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

gunnar45, thanks for that. Had the same going from UK to Dubai and from there to Muscat and mrs hnd’s cookery books didn’t seem to cause too many problems. Hopefully our shippers here in Muscat and...
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